News and Updates

Big News

After careful consideration there will be a slight increase in my pen prices for 2013. Prices for each size will go up by $25 each. On the bright side, I am excited to introduce a new slim line of pens!  The new slim line will be 11mm thick at the...
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Two pens! Two winners!

UPDATE:  The  winners are 185 (180) and 41 (38).  Congrats!!  😀 This time I think I'm going to do something a little different.Instead of having just one winner, we'll have two.  🙂 The cumberland button filler is gone, so that means the bulb filler and celluloid pen have to go. ...
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Pens Going Out!

Here are two of the latest pens going out. The green one was a custom request and the button filler has been fitted with an XF silver nib and silver clip.
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Oh Yeah – My haircut.

Got a picture of the hair cut from one of my students.  I was hoping for more photos - but this is the only one I got.  It's pretty good though. This is mid cut.  He had to leave when the bell rang to catch the bus - so it...
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Drawing #2 — Pick from three pens! $5!!

57 is the number picked, so 55 gets it!  🙂 Congratulations!  And thanks to everybody who participated! Ends 9pm Central US time, November 18th. So the last fund raising was a huge success.  You all contributed $427 after paypal fees.  Thanks so much!  And the winner is getting a custom...
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New Slim Pens

Finally making something super slim for the folks who prefer it.  🙂 This pen measures in at 11mm thick at the threads with a 10mm thick section. Shown here side by side with my small model and 12mm thick section and 13mm thick threads.
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Pens for Kids Fountain Pens!!

They're here!  I ordered a bunch of pens from fountainpenrevolution.com about two weeks ago with the money raised from my first raffle. Thanks so much to everybody who helped with that raffle and made this purchase possible.  I'll start giving these pens out as soon as I've tested and tuned...
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Something bulbbles from the depths.

I made a bulb filler. Which means I have a new filling system to add to my list of options when you order a pen. Holds about 2ml of ink. Update: 3ml of ink.  I sealed with shellac and put a different length tube.  Much better now.  Also made a...
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Urushi!!!

I do not do my own urushi finishes anymore and have no plans to do so in the future.  Thanks. One coat on all the pens tonight.  I forgot how much impact this has on the appearance of the pen.  One coat has already made such a huge difference! I...
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Drawing! – First pen for the scholarship!

Update: Oct 29 -- The winner is #26!  Congrats! Here's the first pen for Newton Pens Scholarship! This cumberland button filler is 1/2" thick at the threads, Closed – 5 1/2″ – Open 5″ – Posted 6 7/8″.  Currently sports a fine nib, but I'll put any size tip with...
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Sick

I hate being sick.  Strep has put me down this weekend - so that will put my production down for a couple of days.  I may get lucky and feel better by Sunday.  I'll get plenty of couch and TV time in.  🙂  I love Netflix. Worst part of being...
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Pen with Kid!

From Vanness. http://www.facebook.com/vanness.pen
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The Great Pumpkin

It looks like The Great Pumpkin threw up all over my lathe.  🙂 And some other photos...
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Dallas 2012 – ME! 🙂

Some pics of me being silly at the pen show...
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Warranty Work

Yep - sometimes it happens.  A part breaks and needs to be taken care of. This is one of my kickstarter pens.  The barrel broke at the threads - customer said possibly due to over tightening of the cap onto the barrel.  I think there may have been a bit...
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2012 Dallas Pen Show

WOW had a great time and met lots of awesome people. Sold a pen and bought a pen - an old Wahl I found at Sherrell Tyree's table.  She's an awesome lady and gave me a great deal! I probably spent too much time with Mike and Lisa from Vanness...
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Another button filler! Arrrrgh!

It's talk like a pirate day apparently.  🙂 Anywho... thought I'd share some pics of a pretty green ebonite button filler I'm making. 🙂
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Something cool from tonight…

Every now and then I get to see something really cool.  While at the Arkansas Pen Club meeting tonight, at Vanness Pen, I got to check out this Onoto prototype. Very cool!
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I GOT A NOTE! 🙂

All this time of making and giving out pens, working (and it is work) to get notes FROM the kids to say thank you to the person who bought their twin pen, I had no idea how much it would warm my heart to get a note of my own...
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Contest – for a pen!

So with all this business about selling raffle tickets to cut my hair, it's been suggested a couple times that I should off one of my pens.  I think that sounds pretty awesome - so here it is. UPDATE! That's not it. If this yellow and purple button filler doesn't...
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